• Published 23/30/2019

    This session is aimed primarily at HR and OD professionals and in-house legal advisers.

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    Key Topics

    For over a year, the media spotlight has focussed on employees who have stepped forward to speak out about misconduct at work, from hostesses serving at a charity dinner through to the corridors of Westminster. Whilst the current context has been sexual harassment it is, of course, equally important that employers support and protect employees who raise concerns about all forms of inequality – as well as other serious issues, such as bullying and harassment.

    Please join us for our free half day training session looking at current issues relating to the raising of concerns at work.

    • the existing legal framework relating to employees who ‘blow the whistle’
    • an update on the latest whistleblowing case law, particularly in relation to the definition of what constitutes a protected disclosure in the ‘public’ interest
    • practical steps employers can take to support a culture in which employees feel safe to voice concerns about potential wrongdoing
    • fostering a whistleblowing culture as a strategic and Board level issue, relevant to the ‘fit and proper test’ and directors’ regulatory requirements
    • ‘myth-busting’ current criticisms of confidential clauses (‘gagging clauses’ or ‘non-disclosure agreements’) in settlement agreements
    • how to ensure that your use of confidentiality clauses is ethical, compliant and enforceable
    • proposals for reform of confidentiality agreements.   

    Following the formal session, there will be time for discussion  between the speakers and delegates, enabling an exchange of views and insight into employers’ experiences and practice.

    There will be further opportunities to network and meet members of the Bevan Brittan employment team over lunch.

    There is no charge for this update or lunch. We anticipate that this event will book very quickly, so please ensure you reserve your place as soon as possible.



  • Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

    Please email us at events@bevanbrittan.com and a member of our events team will be in touch with you within 3 working days

    Can I invite my colleagues to this event?

    Feel free to forward an invitation to any of your colleagues you believe can benefit from attending.

    I want to attend but can't make the date. Will you repeat this?

    Even though we may not repeat the specific one, we will be holding other events that may be of relevance to you so please email events@bevanbrittan.com with your chosen areas of interest.

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